Ground source heat pumps or Geothermal heat pumps are basically central heating or cooling systems that uses the heat from the ground or water.
Ground source heat pumps use the earth as a heat source in the winter or a heat sink in the summer. This then takes advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling systems, they may also be combined with solar heating to form a geo-solar system giving greater efficiency. Geothermal heat pumps are also known as Geothermal or water source heat pumps. Ground source heat pumps harvest a combination of geothermal power and heat from the sun when heating.
Like a refrigerator or air conditioner, these systems use the heat pump to force the transfer of heat. Heat pumps can transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, against the natural direction of flow.. The core of the heat pump is a loop of refrigerant pumped through a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle that moves heat. Heat pumps are always more efficient at heating than pure electric heaters, even when extracting heat from cold winter air. But unlike an air-source heat pump, which transfers heat to or from the outside air, a ground source heat pump exchanges heat with the ground. or water This is much more energy-efficient because underground temperatures are more stable than air temperatures through the year.. The shallow ground temperature is warmer than the air above during the winter and cooler than the air in the summer. A ground source heat pump extracts ground heat in the winter for heating andcan transfers heat back into the ground in the summer for cooling.
The Eco airpump ground source heat pumps are not currently MCS approved. However, it is planned that these will be submitted during 2010.
Below is basic technical data of our units Please contact our sales team for further information on our geothermal/ground source heat pumps.